Safety and Security

Be Involved.
Be Informed.
Be Alert.
Be Prepared.
These 4 “B’s” are your ticket to a safe, secure ride.

Be involved:

As a resource, transit employees provide a wealth of specialized knowledge and on-the-job experience. Likewise, transit passengers contribute to the security equation by providing thousands of extra eyes and ears capable of identifying possible life-threatening situations.

When transit employees and transit passengers pool these resources, the result is a highly effective first line of defense against a potential natural or man-made disaster. So, please make a commitment to becoming an alert, informed, prepared and involved member of this employee-passenger partnership.

Rest assured, your efforts will go a long way toward enhancing the safety and security of our transit system.

Be informed and have a transit plan of action:

  • Report suspicious packages or activities to a transit employee or the police
  • Remain calm and listen for bus announcements
  • Follow transit authority instructions in a speedy but orderly fashion
  • Do not block bus doors from closing
  • Assist fellow passengers and follow the Golden Rule: Watch out for the safety of others just as you would have them watch out for your safety

Be on the alert for suspicious packages and behaviors:

If you spot an unattended package, look for the following:

  • Placement in an out-of-the-way location
  • Individuals in the act of abandoning the package and hastily departing the area
  • Unusual attached batteries, wires, tanks, bottles or bags that might contain chemicals
  • An attached message
  • A suspicious cloud, mist, gas, vapor, odor or seeping fluid
  • Nearby individuals showing signs of illness or distress

If you spot any suspicious individuals engaged in questionable activity, look for the following:

  • Visible signs of nervousness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Sprayer bottles or aerosol canisters
  • Inappropriate clothing that is excessively baggy or too heavy in warm weather

Recommended course of action:
Do not confront suspicious individuals. Contact a transit employee or the police immediately. In the event of a suspicious package, do not use a cellular phone until you are a safe distance away.

Be Prepared:

  • Create an advanced plan for maintaining contact with family members if separated as a result of an emergency
  • Create an advanced plan for maintaining contact with close friends and colleagues during an extended emergency period
  • Keep a record of all contact and emergency information and update it regularly as needed
  • Select a location outside your home as a family meeting point should your home need to be evacuated
  • Identify alternate routes and means of reaching your meeting point in the event your main route is impassable
  • Keep a local map handy for reference
  • Make sure your emergency information and contact numbers are with you at all times

What is Transit Watch?

Transit Watch is a nationwide safety and security awareness program. In response to the need for increased attention to safety and security in today's post-9/11 environment, Tri Delta Transit is pleased to participate in the nationwide efforts to ensure the safety and security of Eastern Contra Costa County's public transportation service.

Transit Watch was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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September is National Preparedness Month

Take action now to make sure your family, neighborhood and community are ready for emergencies and disasters of all types.

  • Put together an emergency plan kit
  • Make a family emergency plan
  • Be prepared to help your neighbor
  • Work as a team to keep everyone safe

Download the family emergency plan. (PDF)

To learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies
visit ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585

Septiembre es el mes nacional de estar preparados

Tome acción para asegurarse que su familia, su vecindario y su comunidad esté listos para emergencias y desastres de todo tipo:

  • Arme un kit de provisiones de emergencia
  • Haga un plan familiar de emergencia
  • Esté preparado para ayudar a su vecino
  • Trabaje en equipo para que todo el mundo esté a salvo

Haz cliq aqui para obtener el plan familiar de emergencia

Para más información sobre cómo puede preparase para emergencias
visite el sitio listo.gov o llame al 1-888-SE-LISTO, TTY 1-800-462-7585